Biodiesel, Biodiesel, Wherefore Art Thou, Biodiesel?

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Alternative fuels are a hot topic right now.  Well, heck, with first Willie and his BioWillie, and then the President, talking them up, how could they not be? 

One major problem remaining, however, is how to get them distributed in the same widespread fashion as fossil fuels.  An infrastructure is needed in order for alternative fuels to be competitive.  What to do?  What to do?

Well, CleanFUEL USA, Inc., a Georgetown, Texas, company, and ProTec Fuel Management, LLC, in Florida, are joining together to provide a turnkey solution to this problem.

I can't wait until I can fuel up with biodiesel as easily as I can with regular diesel!

 

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Hi Tricia...Thanks for the information! Here in Asheville, N.C. Blue Ridge Biofuels, a worker owned business that produces clean burning biofuels supplies vehicles fromy 3 publicly accessible biodiesel pumps, delivers bulk on and off road biodiesel, & provides  bioheat as a replacement to heating oil and kerosene. A portion of their  distributed biodiesel is produced at a facility from area restaurants' waste fryer oil. Possibly other readers will know where to find alternative fuels in their communities. I'd love to know, especially since I hope to come visit you one of these days and would like to do it on alternative fuel.

February 01, 2007 11:12 AM #1
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Jim Lee
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Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

Since every action usually has a reaction the demand for more corn to produce more ethanol alcohol to produce biodiesel has caused prices for the humble tortilla to skyrocket in Mexico.

"Growing U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol has led the grain to its highest prices in 10 years and pushed up costs south of the border for tortillas, the thin, flat corn patties that accompany almost every Mexican meal. "

You can't help but wonder if it could also be a factor in increasing numbers of illegal aliens skulking across our borders.

I hope they don't find a fuels use for Tequila; I don't want Margarita prices to skyrocket. ;-)

February 01, 2007 11:16 AM #2
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Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

janeAnne, there are about 20 stations in the Austin area currently that sell biodiesel - again, Willie, Live Music Capitol of the World, hippies, yuppies, need I say more? ;-).  And whenever I need to freecycle empty 5-gallon kerosene cans, those who claim them are inevitably  using them to collect used cooking oil, from restaurants or, around the holidays, from people who are frying turkeys, for biodiesel purposes.

Texas is at the forefront of the alternative fuels movement, strange as some might find that.  In fact, a biodiesel conference was held just up the road in Belton not too long ago. 

February 01, 2007 11:22 AM #3
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I have been told there is a man who posted the instructions on how to convert a diesel truck to run on used cooking oil on the internet.

It costs about $600-1200 dollars to convert the vehicle, but after that all you have to do is go to a couple of restaurants and ask for their used cooking oil every week....

This man has NOT PAID one red cent for fuel since the year 2000 I think.....he just has agreements with restaurants and picks up their used oil regularly every week.

That is a savings of THOUSANDS of dollars every year!!! 

Can anyone say Marketing money??!!??

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February 01, 2007 12:28 PM #4
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Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
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I've considered converting my diesel pickup to this - just waiting to watch some folks here that I know are doing so to see how it really works for them (and how it smells!)

 

February 02, 2007 12:07 PM #5
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Dena Stevens
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Colorado is working on a 25x25 program. I'll blog about it when I learn more about it. It is a plan to get Colorado using 25% alternative fuel by the year 2025. And it won't be just using corn but many other natural products. The future looks interesting.
February 02, 2007 03:42 PM #6
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